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Coat of Arms: Per fess argent and or a fess gules, in chief with a hare saliant and a duck naiant, all gules; in base two oakleaves vert, placed as a turned chevron.
Flag: two equally high stripes of white and green, in tophoist a red running hare.
Both were designed for the centenarian celebration of the Society of
Village Interests (Doarbsbelang) Haskerhorne and the edition of
a book on village history. They were based on an old design by Mr. van
Heiningen, and Doarbsbelang was asked for its opinion. Doarbsbelang
produced a good drawing, well motivated: the villagename ("hare in the
corner") was taken as foundation; the duckcage in the Wyldehoarne near
the village became the second element.
Furthermore it wanted mention of the road to Joure as the "artery" of the village and the wooded environment in the arms. The "Jousterwei" became a red bar in the arms, as it runs west - east. Thus the arms can be read as the geography of the village. Red refers to the artery and the original cobbles.
Below the red bar two oakleaves were drawn, symbolizing the woody environment. The placement as a chevron is for esthetical reasons. The color yellow (or) refers to the sandy soil, white (argent) was taken to connect with Oudehaske. The red color of the animals was chosen as the color on the oldest known arms of the "gritenij" (municipality) of Haskerland.
The flag is a simple rendition of the arms. In the corner ("horne")
is the hare, while the "Jousterwei" is shown by the horizontal division;
the woody environment is reflected by the green stripe. The flag is closely
connected to the one of nearly Oudehaske.
Source: Municipal e-zine., letter by R.J.Broersma.
Jarig Bakker, 23 Jun 2007